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Aliases for BPIFA2 Gene

Aliases for BPIFA2 Gene

  • BPI Fold Containing Family A Member 2 2 3 5
  • Short Palate, Lung And Nasal Epithelium Carcinoma-Associated Protein 2 3 4
  • Parotid Secretory Protein 3 4
  • C20orf70 3 4
  • SPLUNC2 3 4
  • PSP 3 4
  • BPI Fold-Containing Family A Member 2 3
  • Chromosome 20 Open Reading Frame 70 2
  • BA49G10.1 3

External Ids for BPIFA2 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for BPIFA2 Gene

  • C20orf70

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for BPIFA2 Gene

  • GC20P031750

Summaries for BPIFA2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for BPIFA2 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the palate, lung and nasal epithelium clone (Plunc) family of proteins. Members of this family have been proposed to play a role in the local antibacterial response in nose, mouth and upper respiratory pathways. The encoded soluble salivary protein binds bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and inhibits bacterial growth. This gene is present in a gene cluster on chromosome 20. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2016]

GeneCards Summary for BPIFA2 Gene

BPIFA2 (BPI Fold Containing Family A Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BPIFA2 include Lacrimal Apparatus Disease. Among its related pathways are Innate Immune System and Defensins. GO annotations related to this gene include lipid binding and lipopolysaccharide binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BPIFA2 Gene

  • Has strong antibacterial activity against P. aeruginosa.

Additional gene information for BPIFA2 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for BPIFA2 Gene

Genomics for BPIFA2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for BPIFA2 Gene

Enhancers for BPIFA2 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH20H033127 0.9 ENCODE 11.5 -33.8 -33789 0.1 ELF3 FOXA2 MLX DNMT3B ZSCAN9 RAD21 RARA YY1 SLC30A9 MIXL1 BPIFA2 BPIFA3 ENSG00000224876 LOC105372714 GC20P033090
GH20H033277 0.9 ENCODE 10.4 +116.5 116466 1.7 FOXA2 MLX ARID4B SLC30A9 SP5 MXD4 PPARG KAT8 NFIL3 SSRP1 BPIFA1 BPIFA3 ENSG00000224876 BPIFA2 SUN5 EFCAB8 BPIFB1 PIR39691
GH20H033777 1.4 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 5.2 +617.3 617277 2.8 HDGF PKNOX1 FOXA2 TBL1XR1 RB1 BMI1 BATF ZNF143 ZNF207 ATF7 ZNF341-AS1 CHMP4B ZNF341 ENSG00000229188 PXMP4 E2F1 BPIFA2 GC20M033791 RPL31P2
GH20H033130 0.5 ENCODE 11.5 -31.0 -30969 0 FOXA2 HNF4A FOXA1 YY1 BPIFA2 BPIFA3 ENSG00000224876 BPIFA1 LOC105372714 GC20P033090
- Elite enhancer and/or Elite enhancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around BPIFA2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Locations for BPIFA2 Gene

Genomic Locations for BPIFA2 Gene
19,650 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for BPIFA2 Gene

Genes around BPIFA2 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
BPIFA2 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for BPIFA2 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for BPIFA2 Gene

Proteins for BPIFA2 Gene

  • Protein details for BPIFA2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    BPI fold-containing family A member 2
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9BQQ0

    Protein attributes for BPIFA2 Gene

    249 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    27011 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for BPIFA2 Gene

Post-translational modifications for BPIFA2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at posLast=124124 and Asn132

Other Protein References for BPIFA2 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Protein Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for BPIFA2 Gene

Domains & Families for BPIFA2 Gene

Gene Families for BPIFA2 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Protein Domains for BPIFA2 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for BPIFA2 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the BPI/LBP/Plunc superfamily. Plunc family.
  • Belongs to the BPI/LBP/Plunc superfamily. Plunc family.
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Function for BPIFA2 Gene

Molecular function for BPIFA2 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Has strong antibacterial activity against P. aeruginosa.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for BPIFA2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for BPIFA2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001530 lipopolysaccharide binding IDA 21833535
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25416956
GO:0008289 lipid binding IEA --
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Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for BPIFA2 Gene

Localization for BPIFA2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BPIFA2 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for BPIFA2 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
mitochondrion 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for BPIFA2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome IDA 19199708
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No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for BPIFA2 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for BPIFA2 Gene

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Pathways by source for BPIFA2 Gene

3 Reactome pathways for BPIFA2 Gene

Interacting Proteins for BPIFA2 Gene

STRING Interaction Network Preview (showing 1 interactants - click image to see details)
Selected Interacting proteins: Q96DR5-BPIA2_HUMAN ENSP00000253362 for BPIFA2 Gene via IID UniProtKB STRING

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for BPIFA2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0019730 antimicrobial humoral response TAS --
GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium IEA --
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for BPIFA2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for BPIFA2 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for BPIFA2 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for BPIFA2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for BPIFA2 Gene

BPI fold containing family A, member 2:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for BPIFA2 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for BPIFA2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for BPIFA2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for BPIFA2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for BPIFA2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x21.7), Kidney - Cortex (x6.9), Thyroid (x5.3), and Esophagus - Muscularis (x4.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for BPIFA2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Skin (46.9) and Salivary gland (19.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for BPIFA2 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for BPIFA2 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of BPIFA2 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for BPIFA2 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for BPIFA2 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Detected in submandibular gland. Secreted into saliva.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for BPIFA2 Gene

  • Saliva(4.5)
  • Thyroid gland(4)
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No data available for Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for BPIFA2 Gene

Orthologs for BPIFA2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for BPIFA2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia BPIFA2 33 34
  • 98.66 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia BPIFA2 33 34
  • 71.07 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Bpifa2 33 16 34
  • 57.55 (n)
Gm21718 34
  • 27 (a)
Gm21850 34
  • 27 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Bpifa2 33
  • 57.01 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 34
  • 40 (a)
  • 39 (a)
BSP30D 34
  • 35 (a)
BSP30C 34
  • 31 (a)
Species where no ortholog for BPIFA2 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for BPIFA2 Gene

Gene Tree for BPIFA2 (if available)
Gene Tree for BPIFA2 (if available)

Paralogs for BPIFA2 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for BPIFA2 Gene

Variants for BPIFA2 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for BPIFA2 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 20 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1000008062 -- 33,163,458(+) GCTGG(G/T)GGTGC intron-variant
rs1000027593 -- 33,169,165(+) GAAAC(C/T)TGTTC reference, missense
rs1000173478 -- 33,171,897(+) ATCCC(C/T)AGAGG intron-variant
rs1000364907 -- 33,160,125(+) GGGTG(C/T)CTCCC intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB
rs1000393755 -- 33,166,131(+) TCTGC(G/T)TCAGC intron-variant, upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for BPIFA2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv585926 CNV loss 21841781
nsv458964 CNV loss 19166990
nsv1060241 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1056411 CNV loss 25217958
esv3645678 CNV loss 21293372
esv2751912 CNV loss 17911159

Variation tolerance for BPIFA2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 84.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 5.88; 74.16% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for BPIFA2 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BPIFA2 Gene

Disorders for BPIFA2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for BPIFA2 Gene - From: DISEASES

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
lacrimal apparatus disease
  • lacrimal apparatus diseases
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Relevant External Links for BPIFA2

Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for BPIFA2 Gene

Publications for BPIFA2 Gene

  1. PLUNC: a novel family of candidate host defence proteins expressed in the upper airways and nasopharynx. (PMID: 11971875) Bingle CD … Craven CJ (Human molecular genetics 2002) 2 3 4 60
  2. Isolation, biochemical characterization and anti-bacterial activity of BPIFA2 protein. (PMID: 24581853) Prokopovic V … Polovic N (Archives of oral biology 2014) 3 4 60
  3. Identification of N-linked glycoproteins in human saliva by glycoprotein capture and mass spectrometry. (PMID: 16740002) Ramachandran P … Loo JA (Journal of proteome research 2006) 3 4 60
  4. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard DS … MGC Project Team (Genome research 2004) 3 4 60
  5. The secreted protein discovery initiative (SPDI), a large-scale effort to identify novel human secreted and transmembrane proteins: a bioinformatics assessment. (PMID: 12975309) Clark HF … Gray A (Genome research 2003) 3 4 60

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